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Oregon Coast Aquarium

#3 of 50 things to do in Newport Features Animals
2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Wonderful learning experience

Enjoyed this place with my wife and son. Otters we're the best attraction followed by the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daryl C
via mobile
Best for young kids

I think this place is probably best for people with small children. My girls are 11 and 14 and were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport, on the beautiful Oregon Coast. Our mission is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon's top tourist attractions, the Aquarium is a vital educational resource for the state, with over 40,000 students visiting the Aquarium each year. The Aquarium strives to be a center of excellence for ocean literacy and plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation efforts.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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2820 SE Ferry Slip Rd, Newport, OR 97365-5269
+1 541-867-3474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed this place with my wife and son. Otters we're the best attraction followed by the Shipwrecks exhibit.... You need at least 5 hours to not be rushed. Only thing was the crowds there made it rather congested so that was the only detraction.

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I think this place is probably best for people with small children. My girls are 11 and 14 and were pretty underwhelmed by the display and activities available at this tiny aquarium. We went because we were excited to walk through the much-anticipated and hyped...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice aquarium that offers both indoor and outdoor viewing of wildlife. Expect to spend an hour or two checking out all of the displays and gift shops. The kids really enjoyed it.

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 3 days ago

After being to many other more larger aquariums this one was rather small. We did enjoy the touch pools, the glass tunnels, the birds(especially the puffins!). It was $49.00 for two people.

Thank P M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium is really nice. It's not sea world, but a nice display of wildlife commonly found along the western shore, mainly Oregon. The behind the scene tour was amazing. Such a great experience and a chance to see what goes on behind all the...More

Thank dkrug10042
Reviewed 3 days ago

Aquarium expensive, but discount coupons are available. One of th ebest we've seen. Well worth visiting.

Thank CathieWA
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small, but informative. The overhead aquariums are the first tanks you see and they are incredible! Kids had great time in the touch tanks areas.

Thank meredithsevier
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great, mid-sized aquarium. My boys love it every time we visit. The touch pools are especially great for kids. The tunnels with fish/sharks all around are so cool. The pelican talk was great, and so unique to watch a pelican (previously injured,...More

1  Thank mara r
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were able to walk there from our hotel around the corner, the grounds were clean and the staff was informative! The glass tunnels were of course the highlight! The feeding times were good but is was hard to find a good viewing spot, you...More

1  Thank Travis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small attraction, can go through it in under two hours. We expected there to be more animals to see.

Thank SPKKPS2017
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23 May 2017|
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Response from Katerina S | Reviewed this property |
That exhibit is absolutely breathtaking! Several types and large tanks with very large viewing windows!
Areli G
29 April 2017|
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Response from Becklab | Property representative |
Hi Areli G, As most have mentioned, much of our facility is located indoors. We do have our large marine mammals, sea otters, turkey vultures and sea bird aviary located outdoors. We can assist with umbrellas as well as... More
27 March 2017|
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Response from Shawn H | Reviewed this property |
Adults are $23.00 a piece and children are $15.00 a piece. So approximately $106.00 for all of you to go.

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